HBS Operational Excellence Programme

With enterprise alignment at its core, Health Business Services (HBS) has established the HBS Lean Academy. We are delighted to now offer all staff across the health sector access to the HBS Lean Academy.

 What is the HBS Lean Academy?

Building a culture of operational excellence and enabling staff to use Lean tools and methodologies in their day-to-day work can drive significant change. To date, the HBS Lean Academy has provided high quality, high impact and university-accredited Lean programmes to almost 100 HBS employees and realised tangible savings for the Business Units.

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Case Study Videos 

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HBS Lean Academy Lean Champion Case Study

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HBS Lean Academy Lean Yellow Belt Case Study

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HBS Lean Academy Lean Green Belt Case Study

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What are the Benefits of the HBS Lean Academy?

The HBS Lean Academy offers an innovative suite of mentoring, coaching and training services underpinned by Lean Six Sigma management principles and competencies to all staff across the health sector.

The HBS Lean Academy Training Pathway

The HBS Lean Academy offers a full Lean Six Sigma Healthcare pathway from white belt through yellow and green belts on to black belt level’, certified by the University of Limerick. These innovative work-based programmes leverage blended delivery to facilitate skills development on-the-job, for-the-job and to improve-the-job:

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Lean White Belt

1-Hour online course that introduces the benefits of Lean in the organisation

Lean Yellow Belt

Blended programme that provides the practical skills to deliver a Lean project

Lean Green Belt

Blended programme that delivers significant Process Improvement projects

Process Mapping

Blended programme that outlines the skills to map current state processes

Next Steps

If you are interested in exploring the potential opportunities that the HBS Lean Academy could offer, please contact your HBS Business Relationship Manager or email HBSOpEx@hse.ie